ran up a test of this today. there were a couple of odd bits that got taken care of. all in all, the design works. i've also decided to use a forstner bit for the brass candle holders, easier, and takes less time.
well, started the day in the shop at 90 degrees, and finished at 90 degrees. i got 4 of them done, with the 5th on the cnc, needing to change to a bit to cut the profile, and the 6th still needs to be done.